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11 August 2008 @ 09:31 pm
A New Mystery (Skinner tag Scully)  
Assistant Director Walter Skinner took off his glasses and pinched the bridge of his nose. He'd called Mulder and Scully up to his office almost a half hour ago and they still hadn't arrived. It seemed like they were always late, and today was just not the day for that. There was a file folder in front of him and there were more questions then answers in his mind right now. All he knew was he had just been informed that the X-Files division would be taking on a green agent. No explanation why the Bureau would want to add another agent to a division they were constantly trying to shut down, and little information on the agent herself. 

Except he'd seen her once before, outside of the Bureau. On a cold fall day, crouched in an alleyway on West Georgia Street, shaking and disoriented. Both palms were cut from side to side, and the blood was just beginning to clot in the deep wounds. She'd looked up at him and said two words through her daze. "I'm next." He'd left to call over an ambulance attendant and when he came back a few moments later she had been gone.

I'm next. 

Whatever fate she thought was going to befall her seemingly had not, and he wondered if it was just a case of mistaken idenity. But she was being sent to the X-Files, and considering who lived in the building he had found her outside and when it couldn't be just coincidence. With a heavy sigh he put his glasses back on and waited for his agents. After all they'd been through together, he was completely intent on telling them the complete story. 

<tag> Scully/Mulder
Current Mood: irritatedirritated
Agent Dana Scully: contemplation in the corridordiagnosis_truth on August 12th, 2008 07:03 am (UTC)

When the message from Skinner had come, it had prompted an exchange of glances (hers asking what he did; his insisting he hadn't done anything this time) and the disposal of the coffee cup she'd been carrying around for twenty-some odd minutes. It was a given that having time to take in a full cup of coffee was a luxury most agents weren't afforded, and yet it didn't stop Scully from at least attempting.

It was forty minutes after she'd received the message before Scully strode through the door of Skinner's office, forty-one minutes too late for her own liking but there was no way to remedy that now.

"I apologize, sir," she said immediately, "if I've kept you waiting." There was no room for excuses, she wasn't the type to give them or tolerate their being given.

ad_skinner_fbi on August 12th, 2008 11:13 pm (UTC)
"Go ahead and take a seat," Skinner nodded to the two chairs strategically placed in front of his desk. He wasn't in the mood to lecture today for tardiness. There were much bigger fish to fry. Though they seemed to be missing a chef.

"Where's Mulder?" He frowned. "This is a matter of some importance and I want to speak to you both."
Agent Dana Scully: more than met the eyediagnosis_truth on August 14th, 2008 02:19 am (UTC)
A thousand excuses to explain her partner's absence (six hundred and fifty of which would not result in formal disciplinary action) rang through Scully's mind, but instead she moved her head in a slow, brief shake of negation. "I'm sure he'll be joining us soon, sir," she said. "What's this matter of importance?" If she could divert Skinner's attention, Mulder might be forgotten for a few moments.
ad_skinner_fbi on August 14th, 2008 06:06 pm (UTC)
Skinner touched the file before him with his fingertips, jaw tensing as he thought through how exactly to respond to that question. With a sigh he looked up at Scully and decided to start with the basic fact, then move into the things he couldn't explain.

"An order has come from higher up that you and Agent Mulder will be taking on a green agent for awhile."
Fox Mulder: Muldermulder1013 on August 14th, 2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
Mulder really did have every intention of getting to the meeting on time, but unfortunate timing and a men's room sink with a mind of its own had caused him to be a bit late. He glanced at his watch and winced. Okay, more than a bit late.

"He's expecting you," Skinner's assistant said curtly as Mulder entered.

Giving her a quick nod, Mulder opened the door to Skinner's office, smoothed down his tie and took a seat.

"Sorry for keeping you waiting, sir," he said, glancing at Scully. He wouldn't be offering any excuses either, but only because it was irrelevant. And embarrassing.
Agent Dana Scully: can't help but wonderdiagnosis_truth on August 14th, 2008 09:00 pm (UTC)
Relief flooded across Scully's shoulders with a force that was almost overwhelming, not because she had been worried over what she would have needed to tell Skinner but because there were moments when Mulder was absent that she wasn't sure what had brought it on. But her eyes did meet her partner's and she gave him a look that said plenty, yet only between the two of them, before turning her attention back to Skinner.

"A green agent? Sir?" Of course she was well versed in what green meant, that wasn't Scully's question. Her question was as to what a new agent would be having to do with their work, especially their work together.
ad_skinner_fbi on August 14th, 2008 09:51 pm (UTC)
"Her name is Kit Morgan..." Skinner said as he pushed the agent's personell file across the desk to Scully. "She's been with the Bureau since months, Violent Crimes Unit. Judging by the reports of her surperiors in the division, she has alot of potential. Which makes all this even more confusing."

He sighed, fiddling briefly with the pen in front of him. After meeting the trio of men known as the "Lone Gunmen" through Mulder, he had his office swept regularly for listening devices. And yet, he was still hesitant for a moment to tell them of his encounter with the green agent.

"I've gotten little information why she is being sent to the X-Files." He raised his dark eyes to the pair of agents again. "Of course, I have concerns, as I'm sure you both do. Personally, I've only seen this agent on one other occassion, outside of the Bureau, and the circumstances are a little too ironic for my taste now that she's been sent to you."
Fox Mulder: frown fingermulder1013 on August 14th, 2008 09:59 pm (UTC)
Mulder could only think of one reason why a new agent would be assigned to the X Files, especially one coming from Violent Crimes. A new spy was going to be set loose, this time to keep track of Scully in addition to him. He shifted in his seat, lips pursed for a moment as he considered the ramifications of this.

"What sort of circumstances?" he asked the Assistant Director, hoping the information would shed some light on another possible motive.
Agent Dana Scully: lost in thoughtdiagnosis_truth on August 15th, 2008 04:32 am (UTC)
Her partner's displeasure wasn't lost on Scully, in fact she was already finely tuned to his reactions, his moods, the things that irritated him and the things he was willing to let go. The path of her gaze flickered to the side of his face in silent communication, and then she looked back to Skinner.

"In this case, I think I'm going to have to second Agent Mulder's question, sir. What kind of circumstances are we talking about? If you have concerns then that's reason enough for us to develop further ones."
ad_skinner_fbi on August 15th, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
Skinner turned the facts of the incident through his mind one more time before he spoke. Honestly, he didn't know what it meant about Agent Morgan herself, but the coincidence factor was too high now for it to be a mere twist of fate.

"When you were in the hospital, Agent Scully, we believe the Cancerman was killed. There was no body, but judging by the amount of blood left on the scene, no one could survive that. I'm sure Agent Mulder remembers me telling him that."

He glanced at Mulder a moment, then continued with the story. "I was at the scene after the call came in to VCU. At one point, I went outside to look around in an alleyway behind the building. I found a young female there, huddled against the side of the building. Her hands...they were cut completely open across the palms, side to side. There was blood on her shirt as well. When I went to assist her I could see she was pale, obviously in some sort of shock. She was clearly scared of me, but too weak to run. And she said "I'm next." I didn't understand what that meant, I still don't for sure, but I went to get one of the medics to look at her, since they obviously weren't need upstairs. But when we returned, she was gone."

He tapped Agent Morgan's file in front of them. "Until this morning, I didn't know who the woman was..until I saw this.." He opened the folder to reveal the standard FBI personnel photo of a young woman with dark hair and large, pale blue eyes. "It was Agent Morgan."
Fox Mulder: suitmulder1013 on August 15th, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC)
Mulder looked to Scully at the news of a possible connection between the Cancerman and Agent Morgan. He knew that there was no such thing as coincidence when it came to that cigarette smoking bastard, and he knew his partner was as aware of that fact as he was. It was as if the son of a bitch was never going to let them out from under his shadow.

Every irrational thought about getting this Morgan woman alone and interrogating her at gunpoint had to be quashed if they were going to make sense of this. After all, she could have been another in a long line of victims left in the wake of the Cancerman's actions. Still, he couldn't help that the mere mention of the man was enough to make him fear for what he held most precious. The look he cast Scully conveyed this concern before he turned his attention back to his superior.

"Sir, who gave the orders for this woman to be assigned to the X Files? There's clearly some kind of connection to the Cancerman and whoever wants her with us knows that." He was managing to keep the strain out of his voice but just barely.
ad_skinner_fbi on August 15th, 2008 11:19 pm (UTC)
"I spent an hour on the phone trying to find that out," Skinner admitted. "It was a run around. Everyone I spoke to was given the order by someone above them. It seems like someone near the top or with access to the top wants her on the X-Files."

He looked at the clock and frowned. "I had meant to call you both in an hour before she was scheduled to come in, but now it seems you're going to be meeting her yourselves any minute now."
Agent Dana Scully: in shades of greendiagnosis_truth on August 16th, 2008 05:49 am (UTC)
Scully's eyes were waiting for Mulder's when he turned to her, the expression hard and concerned, and even though it might be surprising, protective. She and Mulder had been through too much for there not to be concerns of this nature, for her not to be worried about the impact this would have on him, and them. But she had been at his side through the Cancer Man's presence before, and nothing was going to change that now. Especially not some strange, newly assigned agent who neither of them had a reason to trust. She knew Mulder's concerns for what he held most dear, could see them reflected in her partner's eyes, and while Scully feared the same, what she held the most precious was her partner himself, even if she hadn't admitted it aloud.

If she was being honest, the only two people she trusted were in this room.

"Then I think it's pretty clear what we're going to do." Her eyes flickered back to Mulder's face, the let's talk in the corridor when this is over expression on her face as pointed as she could make it. Between the two of them, they would formulate a plan. They always had.
ad_skinner_fbi on August 16th, 2008 11:20 pm (UTC)
"I'll support you, what you want to do about this, but I can't take her off of the X-Files until we find who put her on." He glanced at the door again. "For now, we're going to have to deal with this problem ourselves. Thankfully the new case sent down for you seems benign enough. It will give you both a chance to evaluate this Agent, without having to comprimse your own positions."